design one

concept: Lolan Eve not being, like, the only named abducted woman to have died in the mansion, or having her only four character traits be “dancer” and “lesbian” and “Black” and “dead”.

concept: Lolan Eve surviving, escaping, and having a happy life with her girlfriend - perhaps a Merli-based character? (Meera Night, estranged half-sister of Lazuli Blue?)

RPG Design: The Sword-Hit Metric

The “sword-hit metric” is a simple one for analyzing the complexity of a game’s combat system. It measures how many times we need to roll to for me to hit someone with my sword (assume that I am going to succeed without any special effects). The simplest possible combat action, in a genre where combat tends to eat the vast majority of time spent engaging with mechanics.

No rolls: Static or extremely freeform games go here. Amber Diceless RPG is happily here.

One roll: Quick and easy. This isn’t proof of good design, or of lack of combat complexity. Exalted 2nd ed attacks have ten steps, but if the only thing I do is hit someone with my sword, we only need to roll once.

Two rolls: Taking it seriously. This is rolling attack and damage separately, or “I roll to attack, you roll to parry.”

Three rolls: Really? Shadowrun, where I roll to hit, you roll to dodge, and then you roll your armor against damage from my sword, falls here.

Four rolls: No, seriously, stop it. Age of Heroes: I roll to hit, you roll to parry, I roll damage dice, and I roll location. There’s another roll to avoid bleeding out, but that’s optional.

One of the very sweetest requests I’ve ever gotten. Thanks Briana Davies! Here’s what she told me about this very special quote:

When I was a little girl I got my dad a lighthouse figurine and I meant to write, “I love you with my heart and soul,” on the box it was in, but I instead wrote “I love you with my heart and soil.” Ever since then that’s how I sign all the gifts I give to him. It’s our ‘thing.’

anonymous asked:

Smack's hair is so poofy and nice, I really love his design and he's one of my favorite characters on the show. aaaAAAA he's adorable

I do to, he’s sooooo much fun to draw

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Strickler and Jim playing Scrabble and debating about the legitimacy of using troll words?

“Clam. Go.”


“Ooh. Nice, Claire. All yours, Tobes.”


Hulbaked. Your turn, Barbara.”

“Wait, what?”

The dining room table stops short. Corn chips hang in the air halfway from the guac bowl. One Designated Adult turns to the other two teenagers present as Jim points a finger and squints at Mr. Strickler square in the eyes.

“That’s not a word.”

“Indeed, it is, Jim, as Troll shares roots with a number of human languages–in this case, old English and Norse.”

“We agreed you wouldn’t throw pre-modern vocab into Scrabble anymore.”

“I relented to hierarchical pressure and said I would ‘go easy on you,’”

“We’re high school students!”

“I never attended public school of any kind.”

Jim squints harder.

Mr. Strickler smiles back.

“Mom! He said he wouldn’t do this again!”

“It is unclear what it means, Walt.”

“I protest! Hul is Old Troll for “half” and perfectly legitimate!”

Barbara pats his arm.

“You did ‘relent to hierarchical pressure’, babe.”

Mr. Strickler deflates, purses his lips at Jim, then with a huff reaches for his tiles.

“Fine. Halfbaked, for the sake of the present company.”

“Good job, sweetheart.” Barbara presses a peck to his cheek and lays down all but one of her tiles. “Now give me double points.”

The table groans and ‘ooh’s’ appreciatively.

Barbara won that night with a last word: “troll.”


just imagine…
the moment Lance learns how to unlock his bayard  :’)

slightly older Lance with different guns like, Pistols? Long Sniper rifle? pow pow 
Lance would ACE bc he is a fantastic sharpshooter.


It’s Star Wars celebration this weekend! Posting these alternative movie posters all at once. 

All Prints available:

A New Hope

The Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

The Force Awakens

Rogue One

The Last Jedi